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  • mark42053 mark42053 Aug 26, 2009 4:12 PM Flag

    bad bad news!!!!

    58PM TiVo: DISH Network and EchoStar isssue statement regarding Tivo and PTO Action (TIVO) 10.50 -0.05 : DISH Network, a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (DISH), and EchoStar Technologies, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (SATS), issue statement regarding recent developments in EchoStar Communications Corporation vs. Tivo: "We are pleased the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) dismissed Tivo's petition to vacate EchoStar's re-examination of Tivo's patent. In the decision, the Director of the Central Re-examination Unit of the PTO specifically found that 'the references of record may be used to find that a substantial new question of patentability is present, [and] the decision of the [PTO] examiner has not been shown to be in error' in granting EchoStar's re-examination petition. The PTO's decision clears the way for the re-examination to continue, which we believe will result in a Final Office Action invalidating the software claims of Tivo's patent. These software claims are the very same claims that

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